Sunday 21 December 2008

Christmas traditions of Waltham Forest

(Above) At this time of year, it is customary to decorate local street furniture and leave out food for the rats. (West End Avenue E10)

(Below) On Selborne Road E17, jovial drivers play 'squeeze out the cyclist' in the newly refurbished cycle lane, while jostling for position in the Advanced Stop Line, with a merry blasting of horns.

(Below) At this time of year it is customary to place objects against cycle stands, in this instance two solidifed sacks of cement and some large fragments of broken glass. (Truro Road E17, yesterday.)

(Below) On the other side, various sacred objects are placed against the cycle stand.

(Below) It is also customary to 'leave out some clothes for Santa', just in case he's feeling the cold on Christmas Eve. Browns Road E17.